Training Course Description
Professional Education Course Description
Below are descriptions of the courses currently offered by ASDP. The general format for the courses will be as follows:
Courses will be offered at various times
and in different locations and can also be taught on location by
request. Contact ASDP Chair of the Education Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
or check ASDP website at www.asdp.us.
- Seminar schedule
- Review of desired learning objectives
- Course curriculum including exercises for comprehension
- Question and answer session
Supplier Diversity Body of Knowledge
Introduction to Supplier Diversity
This course is the introductory module for
new Supplier Diversity Professionals and for those in need of a
refresher course. This course is based in part on the DCAA-developed
SBLO101. This course will cover basic descriptions, definitions, and
requirements encountered by Small Business Liaison Officers and other
Supplier Diversity Professionals. In addition, it will cover the history
of the laws that led to the formation of the Supplier Diversity
Preparing Subcontracting Plans
This course has two parts. Part 1 details the
required elements of a subcontracting plan as dictated by various
Government and commercial entities. Different types of subcontracting
plans will be explained. Second Tier subcontracting plans will be
discussed. Part 2 provides instruction and guidance for developing a
Preparing for Customer Reviews
This course provides a description of the
elements of a Supplier Diversity Program Review. Successful completion
of this course will provide the student with the tools to prepare their
corporation for a program review by their customer.
This course has two parts. Part 1 describes
the Mentor-Protégé Program. Part 2 provides details of mentor-protégé
programs within various government agencies. Upon completion of this
course, the student will have the tools to identify potential protégés,
and develop and propose programs to different organizations. A “lessons
learned” module will include information on how to avoid negative
experiences with the Mentor-Protégé Program.
This course provides instruction how to
complete the Individual Subcontracting SR (previously SF294) and the SSR
(previously SF295) for contract reporting of progress toward meeting
subcontracting goals for the Department of Defense and requirements for
NASA. Typical reporting practices for commercial entities will be
described. Instruction on how to track internal statistics is provided
in this course.
This course describes the various sourcing
strategies available to the Supplier Diversity Professional. Successful
completion of this course will provide the student with a template for
developing a business case for Supplier Diversity and will describe
methods for including diverse suppliers in their procurement plans.
There is one certification exam which
encompasses the information contained within the six ASDP courses.
Although completion of the courses is not required in order to be
eligible to take the certification exam, completion the courseware is
Certification Levels and Prerequisites
ASDP currently offers one level of certification: Certified Supplier Diversity Professional (CSDP).